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Matthew Alan Elwell

Car accident Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   13 reviews

About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    30%
    I enjoy representing people who have been injured in car wreck. Somehow, insurance companies blame the innocent victims and make them out to be the bad guys. Not on my watch. I will fight to earn every penny you deserve!

    9 years

  2. Personal injury
    20%
    I handle a variety of personal injury matters, including motor vehicle and trucking accident cases, workers’ compensation injuries, oil field injuries, BP oil spill cases, hail/windstorm cases, Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act violations, and many other civil litigation cases.

    9 years

  3. Trucking accident
    20%
    We represent anyone injured in a truck wreck. These are very specialized cases and tasks someone highly knowledgeable in the CDL Handbook, industry standards, and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.

    9 years

  4. Brain injury
    15%
    The NFL concussion cases brought to light the seriousness of brain injury cases - event for mTBI or Mild Traumatic Brain Injury cases. We take all TBI cases very seriously and make sure you get the help you deserve.

    9 years

  5. Wrongful death
    15%
    The roads, homes, buildings, and foundation/infrastructure of Texas is built on the back of hark working Texans. Unfortunately, the race to progress is sometimes filled with lack of a safe worksite for workers leading to wrongful death. Let me help.

    9 years

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Matt Elwell helps his clients during some of the most difficult times in their lives. Be it a motorist seriously injured by the careless driving of an 18-wheeler, a family mourning the loss of a loved one in a wrongful death case, or an employee who was injured because their employer did not provide them the tools, training, and supervision necessary to do their job safely, Matt is dedicated to working hard for his clients. Matt understand the importance of getting into ring of fire for his clients and fighting for them.

Matt handles a variety of personal injury matters, including motor vehicle and trucking accident cases, work injuries, brain injuries, wrongful death cases, oil field injuries, and many other civil litigation cases for the firm. Matt represents clients all over Texas by way of his license to practice law in the State of Texas as well as the Southern, Northern, Eastern, and Western Federal Districts of Texas.

Matt Elwell is an East Texas native, born in Longview and raised in the small town of Greenville. He’s been a Houston resident since 2009 and recently put down roots in Houston’s Heights neighborhood.

Prior to becoming an associate at the Amaro Law Firm, Mr. Elwell worked as an attorney at a Houston based Criminal Defense firm for over two years. His time in criminal defense allowed him to sharpen his litigation techniques. It can take years for a civil lawyer to get half the amount of courtroom and trial experience Mr. Elwell received during his time as a criminal defense attorney. Prior to that, Mr. Elwell worked at a boutique downtown civil firm. There, he was able to handle a range of legal matters such as, personal injury, Texas Deceptive Trade Practices cases, and other civil litigation matters. Mr. Elwell firmly believes clients deserve someone who is willing to fight for their rights and obtain their rightful compensation.

Matt is a cum laude graduate of Texas State University earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Business Administration. Mr. Elwell then graduated from South Texas College of Law in the top quarter of his class. In law school, he participated in South Texas College of Law’s moot court and mock trial programs.

In his spare time, Mr. Elwell enjoys being outdoors – whether it’s golfing, fishing, or hunting. Mr. Elwell thoroughly enjoys watching baseball and football. . In the fall, you can catch Mr. Elwell watching the Dallas Cowboys and hoping for another Super Bowl in his lifetime.

Education:
• J.D., South Texas College of Law;
• B.A., Political Science and Business Administration, Texas State University, cum laude.

Associations:
Houston Bar Association
Houston Trial Lawyers Association
Houston Young Lawyers Association
Texas Trial Lawyers Association
Texas Young Lawyers Association

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Licensed for 10 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 2012
Updated 10/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Matthew

Amaro Law Firm
2500 E. TC Jester
Suite 525
Houston, TX, 77008

Reviews

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Posted by Paul | August 22, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Matt Elwell.....the Mike Tyson of Law
Matt was awesome!!! He took what he learned from me and ran with it. Matt went above and beyond with the facts of my case during his opening remarks and presentation at my mediation. Matt and his team always kept me up to date during the entire process and well informed during each step of the process. I highly recommend Matt.
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Posted by David | November 14, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Experienced and Professional Attorney
I hired Mr. Elwell after getting arrested on DWI. I was referred to him by a trusted friend who is experienced in DWI cases. I proceeded to have him handle my DWI case, as well as my ALR case. After the ALF hearing, I received notification that I had won the case and my license DID NOT get suspended after hearing from multiple people that those cases are almost impossible to win. As for the DWI charge, Mr. Elwell also got the charge dismissed. His office was always timely in keeping me informed about the case. They were very professional and reliable. I would definitely recommend Mr. Elwell to anyone who is going through a DWI case. I will be using his offices to get the charge expunged also.
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Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding lawyer and a life saver.
I chose Matthew Elwell to represent me in a DUI / DWI case and it was the best selection/decision that I could have made. I found out about Matt through Internet search and reached out to him and his office. Upon meeting with Matt I immediately knew that he was the right lawyer/attorney to represent me and give me the best opportunity to win my case. Matt is easy to talk to and very knowledgeable. Matt was able to get my case dismissed before a trial date could be set after a brief discussion with the DA. His actions saved my job, career and future. I was very blessed to find and hire Matt as my attorney. I definitely owe him more than just the fee he charged. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great attorney who can get the job done.
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Posted by Dan Lee | September 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Job!
I was in a bad car accident. I was t-boned by a 17-year old kid driving the wrong way on a one way street. As a result of the accident I suffered back pain, a pinched bursa sack in my left shoulder and permanent collar bone damage. The insurance company's initial offer was a measly 4-figure settlement. I was in pain and had to go to a chiropractor to help alleviate the back pain. After months of haggling with the insurance company, Mr. Elwell called me on a Friday and said he had good news and bad news. The bad news was he got me a settlement. The good news? He could get me $14k more! The very next Tuesday he called and he had delivered! Days later he handed me a large 5-figure check. He didn't settle and did an amazing job, so glad to have him as my attorney!!
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Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Matt Elwell
When I say 'consult,' I actually mean that Matt consults a client with their case as a person rather than a number( unlike most lawyers do unfortunately.) Very knowledgeable, level headed man that I would definitely recommend for business whenever I get the chance to. I had hired him on as my second attorney for my first offense DWI case after some implications. He was much more thorough in explaining his knowledge and the facts/details than my previous attorney. And no more than two months, though my case was already almost a year old, Matt was able to get my case dismissed on my trial date even before the setting took place by presenting just a few of his arguments to the DA. --Thank you Matt, I'm definitely blessed that I was able to hire you on as my attorney. Your help has definitely helped me get out of the hole that I had buried myself in after a little bit of late night trouble, and changed for the better. The only thing I did wish (and why the rating is only four stars) is that Matt and the firm would have kept me a little better updated throughout the process, rather than calling me the day before or of.
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Posted by Andrew | August 28, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Got me off
I got popped for possession and luckily when I found Matt to represent me. He was able to prove there was no reason for the traffic stop and was able to get all the charges dropped! He saved my butt big time! Very professional and extremely knowledgeable. Thanks Matt!!
Posted by Paul | August 27, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Quick, easy, and painless
I contacted Mr. Elwell about a case I needed expunged off my record and only weeks later he was contacting me with the expunction of my past case. I highly recommend Mr. Elwell for your legal needs!
Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2015
Great Defense Attorney
I highly recommend Matthew Elwell to anyone in need of a defense attorney. When I was charged with failure to stop and give information, I freaked out and didn't know what to do. Matthew explained the process I would go through and possible/likely outcomes. I could tell he was knowledgeable and experienced after our first meeting. Luckily for me, he was eventually able to have my charge dismissed. I can't thank him enough for his work on my case.
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Posted by Hamilton | June 8, 2015
Who to hire when your freedom is on the line
I got arrested for possession of weed and some pills, and made a several of appointments to see different attorney's when I got out of jail. Mr. Elwell was the first and only one I met with. He took amazing care of me and even helped silence my ever concerned and always vocal girlfriend. He was able to answer any and all questions we had about my cases and helped curb our concern about potential jail time for me. He got the best result for me, a dismissal!!
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Posted by Hannah | May 22, 2015
Probation
I contacted the Thiessen Law firm for an issue I was having with my probation, I got in contact with Mr. Elwell. Mr. Elwell was a true professional over the phone, he gather all my information and he told me to meet him at court and that he would have the issue resolved. He told me that it was a simple matter and he did not understand why my previous attorney could not get the issue resolved in a timely manner. I met him in court, the issue was resolved within minutes and my probation reduced to a lesser amount of time. I was in disbelief, what took a year out of my life with my other attorney, took minutes with Mr. Elwell. He was awesome and I will recommend him to anyone that needs legal help. Thank you Mr. Elwell you rock and Thank you so much.
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Posted by Sharon | April 16, 2015
Great Criminal Attorney
I would not hesitate to recommend Matthew Elwell to anyone who is in need of a criminal defense attorney. He recently helped a family member and I get through a tough legal and personal situation. He did everything he said he would do, and kept me informed throughout the process. He answered every call I made to him and every email I sent to him. He is very well-versed in criminal procedure, and let me know what to expect every step of the way. Matt genuinely cares about his clients. It is reassuring to me that he is there if I or my family need his assistance in the future.
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Posted by Laura B. | February 2, 2015
Very impressed and more than pleased...
I retained Mr. Elwell to represent me in a personal injury case. I found him to be very knowledgeable about personal injury law and he made me feel at ease with the process that lay ahead. He was very quick to respond to all my questions and numerous emails and he was the first to inform me about the next steps in the process and what he needed from me. Although I knew going into it that nothing is guaranteed, I have to say that I could not have been happier with the results of my case and the amount of money that I received. My family and I would have been in a world of financial hurt without this judgement in my favor and there is nothing I can say to reflect my appreciation for Mr. Elwell's efforts. I would recommend Mr. Elwell to anyone needing legal representation and especially anyone looking for help with a personal injury case. Hopefully I, nor my family will ever need his services again, but if we do, I feel confident in his abilities to do right by our family.
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Posted by EJ | January 28, 2015
DWI
I was very pleased with Mr. Elwell as my attorney. Let's face it, I shouldn't have been driving that night. Mr. Elwell was able to get me into a program which got my DWI arrest sealed. He walked me through everything along the way. He was extremely knowledgeable and attentive. A++ lawyer
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Amaro Law Firm
  • 2017 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Thiessen Law Firm
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Associate Attorney
  • Gary E. Patterson, P.C.
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Legal Intern
  • Gary E. Patterson, P.C.
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Legal Intern
  • Danato, Minx, Brown & Pool
  • 2009 - 2010
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Education

  • South Texas College of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2012
  • Texas State University-San Marcos
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2009

Legal Cases

  • Patsfield v. UV Logistics, LLC d/b/a United Vision Logistics
  • $530,000
  • Car Wreck - CLOSED!
  • Settled
  • Car Wreck VERDICT!
  • Victory

Associations

  • Houston Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Texas Rising Star
  • Texas Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2020
  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top Lawyers
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Baseball and the Law
  • CALI
  • 2011
  • Products Liability
  • American Jurisprudence
  • 2011
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Publications

  • Verdictsearch publication
  • Trucking Operator alleged agreement was fraudulent
  • 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • Trucking Nuts and Bolts
  • Preservation of Evidence
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (20)
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is as hardworking as they come and someone who will do everything in his power to achieve the results you are hoping for. You would be lucky to have Matt fighting for you."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew Elwell is an incredible attorney with experience in all types of personal injury matters. He works hard and fights for his clients, representing them with diligence and care in some of the most difficult times of their lives. The Amaro Law Firm is a top notch Personal Injury firm known for its dedicated attorneys and exceptional client experience."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is a top notch attorney. His legal expertise and professionalism far exceed expectations. His clients are in great hands!"
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would not hesitate to endorse this lawyer. He is an exceptional attorney and a rising star. You would be lucky to have him as your advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is as sharp as they come. He has a silent assasin style that often leaves the state wondering how they lost. They lost because the client hired Matt, hard working, intelligent, and resourceful."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is a smart and capable attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Matt is an extremely effective advocate for his clients, both in the field of criminal law and personal injury. His legal expertise and compassion for his clients make him a great lawyer to have in your corner. I recommend him without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt is the polite assassin. He brings integrity to any situation and holds the state accountable in maintaining theirs. His staff are second to none. I endorse this lawyer and would call to him to hunker down with me in any battle."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matt is a fighter. We worked a case together and he proved himself to be a creative legal mind, he was tenacious and dedicated in his approach, and was very well prepared at all times. I really enjoyed working with Matt and his client was really glad to have hired him as well."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matt and I worked on a big personal injury case. He is tenacious, thinks outside the box, and has tremendous work ethic. Plus, he's a great guy in addition to being a great lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Elwell and I went to law school together, and we have since had the opportunity to work together on a catastrophic personal injury case. I have written and argued many motions with Mr. Elwell. Although Mr. Elwell is a seasoned criminal attorney, he also has the experience, and knowledge to handle and win any personal injury case which comes his way. I look forward to working with him on many more cases in the future. I endorse this lawyer without reservation."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Matt is an excellent litigator, whether in civil, family or criminal. He is smart and tenacious. Juries love him. You would be lucky to hire Matt to handle your case."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this attorney for litigation, personal injury and criminal law. He is a hard-working and cost-effective attorney, and anyone in the Houston area would be lucky to have him on their team."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a hard working, intelligent lawyer who will do everything in his power to achieve the results you are seeking. I strongly recommend Mr. Elwell for all of your legal needs."
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